South Dakota Authors
Authors who have lived in South Dakota at some point in their lives.
Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), author of "Indian Boyhood". Educated in Flandreau, he later earned a medical degree from Boston Medical School. Was appointed by BIA as a physician to Pine Ridge Reservation and later at Crow Creek Reservation. Later became Indian advisor to the Boy Scouts of America.
Eastman, Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa), (1858–1939) | MNopedia
George Catlin painted over 500 Native American scenes, recording Native American heritage by traveling and visiting various tribes, including many in the Great Plains. Also authored "Life Amongst the Indians" (1867)
George Catlin (1796 - 1872) - Find A Grave Memorial
Zitkala-Ša or 'Red bird' (1876–1938), was also known by the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin. The child of a full-blood Yankton Sioux, she was born in 1876 on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and raised in a tipi on the Missouri River until age 12. She went to a Quaker missionary school for Indians, eventually becoming a teacher, musician, author and activist.
Author Joseph Bottum writes bestsellers from his home in Hot Springs.
Lakota Woman, Mary Ellen Brave Bird-Richard, known to millions simply as "Lakota Woman,' walked on last Thur, Feb 14, 2013 in Crystal Lake, Nev of natural causes. She was 58, 1954-2013. She was laid to rest at Clear Water Cemetery at Grass Mountain on Rosebud Indian Reservation. She became an American Indian activist, writer, & lecturer who inspired many during her lifetime.
Lakota Woman Mary Brave Bird to be Laid to Rest - Native News Network. Author of "Lakota Woman" and "Ohitika Woman", she was born on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.